It’s been a while. I see a bunch of new people have signed up. Nice to meet you!
I’ve been working on my next novel, Mom’s Night Out (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57661309.Mom_s_Night_Out#other_reviews) , and on the adaptation of Good Neighbors for television. If I have any good news, I’ll send it along. In the mean time, the work continues. Mom’s Night Out is due with my editor Loan Le at S&S on January 1. Exciting and daunting!
I have my first in person signing (possibly only?) coming up on December 18, 3pm at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, which brings things full-circle, as DD was where I had my first closed signing event, too. Click here (https://www.darkdel.com/store/p2568/Sat%2C_Dec_18th_%40_3_pm%3A_Good_Neighbors_TPB.html#/) to pre-order, so you can have you book personalized.
Please stop by. I’d love to finally meet someone who’s read the book in person!
I’ve got a talk coming up for the Main Line School Night on December 9, 1-2:30pm EST called, “Narcissism in American Culture,” You can sign up for it here: https://courses.mainlineschoolnight.org/wconnect/ace/CourseStatus.awp?&course=21FSL41503.
I got a booster shot yesterday, and am taking to day off to rest and watch TV. My daughter Clementine drew the above picture of me, and I love it. Clem has started playing bass guitar and it is the coolest sound to have in a house. I don’t know why all parents aren’t advised to encourage bass guitar instead of say, drums.
I’ve read a lot of book this year, often to provide blurbs. The standouts were:
Library at Mount Char, by Scott Hawkins
A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay
My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Southern Book Club Guide to Slaying Vampires, by Grady Hendrix
I liked “Dope Sick” in Hulu a lot.
Favorite show of the year –
“I May Destroy You” on HBO
Perhaps you’re wondering why I didn’t embed my links. I’m wondering that too!